Anthony Caruso

Anthony Caruso


Also Known As
Anthony L Caruso, Tony Caruso
Birth Place
Frankfort, Indiana, USA
April 07, 1916
April 04, 2003


A veteran American actor with hundreds of screen credits to his name, Anthony Caruso is best known for his many appearances on adventure shows such as "Zorro" and "Daniel Boone," as well as installments of the "Tarzan" series. Uncredited appearances were common for Caruso early on in his career, but, by the late 1940s, he had established himself as a known supporting player. He was often...


A veteran American actor with hundreds of screen credits to his name, Anthony Caruso is best known for his many appearances on adventure shows such as "Zorro" and "Daniel Boone," as well as installments of the "Tarzan" series. Uncredited appearances were common for Caruso early on in his career, but, by the late 1940s, he had established himself as a known supporting player. He was often cast as Native Americans or Mexicans in productions, notably playing Chief Blackfish on "Daniel Boone" and Don Juan Ortega in "Zorro," along with portraying various characters on the venerable Western show "Gunsmoke." Caruso effectively retired in 1990 and died 13 years later.



Cast (Feature Film)

The Legend of Grizzly Adams (1990)
Death Feud (1990)
Man Against The Mob (1988)
Kino, the Padre on Horseback (1977)
The Zebra Force (1976)
Salvatore Moreno
Mean Johnny Barrows (1976)
The Legend of Earl Durand (1975)
The Desperate Mission (1971)
Don Miguel Ruiz
Flap (1970)
Silver Dollar
Brother, Cry for Me (1970)
Never a Dull Moment (1968)
Tony Preston
Young Dillinger (1965)
Sylvia (1965)
Where Love Has Gone (1964)
Escape from Zahrain (1962)
Most Dangerous Man Alive (1961)
Andy Damon
The Wonderful Country (1959)
Santiago Santos
Never Steal Anything Small (1959)
Lt. Tevis
Fort Massacre (1958)
The Badlanders (1958)
Legion of the Doomed (1958)
The Lawless Eighties (1957)
Joe Dakota (1957)
Marcus Vizzini
The Oklahoman (1957)
[Jim] Hawk
The Big Land (1957)
Baby Face Nelson (1957)
John Hamilton
Walk the Proud Land (1956)
Hell on Frisco Bay (1956)
Sebastian Pasmonick
When Gangland Strikes (1956)
Duke Martella
A Cry in the Night (1956)
Tony Chavez, patrolman who finds Owen
Santa Fe Passage (1955)
The Magnificent Matador (1955)
Jail Busters (1955)
Percival P. Lannigan
Toughest Man Alive (1955)
Pete Gore
City of Shadows (1955)
Toni Finetti
Tennessee's Partner (1955)
Cattle Queen of Montana (1954)
Drum Beat (1954)
Passion (1954)
Saskatchewan (1954)
Spotted Eagle
The Boy from Oklahoma (1954)
Barney Turlock
Phantom of the Rue Morgue (1954)
Raiders of the Seven Seas (1953)
Desert Legion (1953)
Lt. Messaoud
Fighter Attack (1953)
Fort Algiers (1953)
The Steel Lady (1953)
The Man Behind the Gun (1953)
Vic Sutro
Desert Pursuit (1952)
Boots Malone (1952)
Blackbeard, the Pirate (1952)
Pierre La Garde
The Iron Mistress (1952)
"Bloody Jack" Sturdevant
His Kind of Woman (1951)
Pals of the Golden West (1951)
Lucky Grillo, previously known as Jim Bradford
According to Mrs. Hoyle (1951)
The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
Louis Ciavelli
Prisoners in Petticoats (1950)
Nickey Bowman
Tarzan and the Slave Girl (1950)
The Undercover Man (1949)
Salvatore Rocco
Anna Lucasta (1949)
Illegal Entry (1949)
Scene of the Crime (1949)
Tony Rutzo
The Threat (1949)
Nick Damon
Incident (1949)
Bride of Vengeance (1949)
Captain of the guard
Song of India (1949)
Major Doraj
To the Victor (1948)
They Won't Believe Me (1947)
Tough patient
Wild Harvest (1947)
News Hounds (1947)
"Dapper Dan" Greco
Devil Ship (1947)
Where There's Life (1947)
John Fulda
Escape Me Never (1947)
My Favorite Brunette (1947)
"Raft" character
To Each His Own (1946)
Night Editor (1946)
The Last Crooked Mile (1946)
Tarzan and the Leopard Woman (1946)
The Catman of Paris (1946)
Monsieur Beaucaire (1946)
Masked horseman
The Blue Dahlia (1946)
Marine corporal
Don't Gamble with Strangers (1946)
Pinky Lutz
The Stork Club (1945)
Joe, fisherman
Pride of the Marines (1945)
Johnny Rivers
That Night with You (1945)
The Crime Doctor's Courage (1945)
Miguel Bragga
Don Juan Quilligan (1945)
One-Eyed Barto
I Love a Bandleader (1945)
Objective, Burma! (1945)
The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944)
Pharmacist's mate
And Now Tomorrow (1944)
Peter Gallo
The Racket Man (1944)
Tony Ciccardi
Maisie Goes to Reno (1944)
U-Boat Prisoner (1944)
The Conspirators (1944)
Young fisherman
The Ghost and the Guest (1943)
The Girl from Monterrey (1943)
[Alberto] Baby [Valdez]
Jitterbugs (1943)
Whistling in Brooklyn (1943)
Watch on the Rhine (1943)
Italian man
Above Suspicion (1943)
Italian border sentry
The Girl From Monterey (1943)
Lucky Jordan (1942)
Across the Pacific (1942)
Sunday Punch (1942)
Nat Cucci
Always in My Heart (1942)
Tall, Dark and Handsome (1941)
The Bride Wore Crutches (1941)
You're in the Army Now (1941)
The Devil's Pipeline (1940)
Johnny Apollo (1940)

Cast (Special)

The Joe Piscopo Special (1984)
Run Jack Run (1970)

Cast (Short)

The Last Installment (1945)
Star in the Night (1945)
A Gun in His Hand (1945)

Life Events


Movie Clip

Never A Dull Moment (1968) -- (Movie Clip) Open, We've Got You Surrounded! Opening gag has Walt Disney regular Dick Van Dyke using deadly force, for reasons quickly explained, with Anthony Caruso and Jackie Russell briefly featured, Jerry Paris directing, in Never A Dull Moment, 1968, also starring Edward G. Robinson and Dorothy Provine.
Flap (1970) -- (Movie Clip) Holy Last Resting Place At a loose tribal meeting, Anthony Quinn (title character, “Flapping Eagle”) is charged with stealing a bulldozer, when lawyer Wounded Bear (Victor Jory) steps in, Anthony Caruso the chairman, Don Collier the plaintiff, Victor French the cop, Claude Akins a pal, in Flap, 1970, Carol Reed directing.
Flap (1970) -- (Movie Clip) Us Indians Only Got One Speed Sir Carol Reed directing his follow-up to his Academy Award win for Oliver!, on Central Ave. (also Route 66) in downtown Albuquerque, Anthony Quinn his Native American title character, Claude Akins and Tony Bill his pals in make-up, Victor French the nasty cop, in Flap, 1970.
Threat, The (1949) -- (Movie Clip) I Wouldn't Stand There Thugs Nick and Lefty (Anthony Caruso, Frank Richards) making like friendly painters for cops guarding the office of the DA MacDonald (Frank Conroy), who’s been threatened by escaped killer “Red” Kluger (Charles McGraw), who makes his first to-camera appearance here, in the little-known low-rent Noir The Threat, 1949.
Threat, The (1949) -- (Movie Clip) She Spill Anything? Vengeful escaped gangster Kluger (Charles McGraw) is laying into his hostages, the D-A (Frank Conroy) and cop Williams (Michael O’Shea), with help from his goons (Anthony Caruso, Frank Richards), when he makes clear what he’s after from also-abducted ex-girlfriend Carol (Virginia Grey), in The Threat, 1949, directed by Felix Feist.
Big Land, The (1957) -- (Movie Clip) I Leaned On A Man With a vocal from Tommy Dorsey singer Bonnie Lou Williams, who often dubbed for Virginia Mayo, as Helen, sister of drying-out architect Jagger (Edmond O’Brien), with his new pal Texas cattleman Morgan (Alan Ladd) making a pitch to her railroad-man fiancè (Don Castle) in a Kansas City saloon, villain Brog (Anthony Caruso) watching, song by Leonard Rosenman and Wayne Shanklin, in The Big Land, 1957.
Scene Of The Crime (1949) -- (Movie Clip) Only Fools Bet Horses Three L-A cops (Van Johnson as Mike Conovan, with John McIntire and Tom Drake) investigating a colleague’s murder have followed the car that just picked up a suspect they were watching, to learn that he’s been grabbed by syndicate crook “Umpire” (Tom Powers), looking to set up a larger operation, in Scene Of The Crime, 1949.
Song of India -- (Movie Clip) Open, Forbidden Jungle Opening credits and introduction of Maharajah Gopal (Turhan Bey), girlfriend Princess Tara (Gail Russell) and her dad, another Maharajah (Robert Barrat) from Columbia's Song of India, 1949.
Song of India -- (Movie Clip) Not You, Dear Capture of rare jungle antelope, radio banter between expeditioners Tara (Gail Russell) and Gopal (Turhan Bey) and a most improbable wildlife montage from Columbia's Song of India, 1949.
Pride Of The Marines (1945) -- (Movie Clip) Destination Was Guadalcanal From Albert Maltz's Academy Award-nominated script, girlfriend Ruth (Eleanor Parker) narrating, Al (John Garfield) taking over, as he arrives in the Pacific, meeting Irish (Don McGuire), Rivers (Anthony Caruso) and Diamond (Dane Clark) in the jungle, in the bio-pic Pride Of The Marines, 1945.
Phantom Of The Rue Morgue, The -- (Movie Clip) Everything Is Freud Inspector Bonnard (Claude Dauphin) with Professor Dupin (Steve Forrest) lamenting his lack of suspects when Dr. Marais (Karl Malden), aide Jacques (Anthony Caruso) in tow, makes his first appearance, in the 3-D feature Phantom Of The Rue Morgue, 1954.
Raiders Of The Seven Seas -- (Movie Clip) Am I Not To Be Shared? Captured countess Alida (Donna Reed) throws a party, turning the tables on buccaneer Barbarosa (John Payne) in producer-director Sidney Salkow's Raiders Of The Seven Seas, 1953.